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Historical records and information for the Parish of Swaythling

What we have:

A list of Memorial Inscriptions for St Mary’s Church, South Stoneham (off Wessex Lane). It lists all of the details on headstones and memorials in the church yard, and has an alphabetical index at the beginning. Please click here to view or download

Registers of Baptism from June 1973 to date (for St Albans) and 1978 to date (for St Mary’s)

A Burial Register (for Ashes only) for St Mary’s from 1996 to date.   The churchyard was closed to burials of coffins in 1904.

St Alban’s Church has never had any burials

Registers of marriage from 2004 to date (for St Mary’s) and from September 2000 to date (for St Alban’s) .

What we do not have:

We have no old records in the Parish – anything older than the dates listed above are all held in the Southampton Archives, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY. Phone: 023 8083 2251.   Southampton Archives services hold a rich variety of materials, including registers of births, deaths and marriages, with some city records dating back to 1199.  The archives are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am to 4pm.

It is also possible that some older records may be stored at the Hampshire Records Office Sussex Street, Winchester, SO23 8TH.  Tel  01962 846154.

South Stoneham

It is worth you noting the difference between the two ‘South Stoneham’ places of burials:

South Stoneham Churchyard – St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Close, off Wessex Lane SO18 2ST.   In the churchyard, there is a Garden of Remembrance where ashes are still buried.  The churchyard itself was closed to new burials in 1904, so if you are looking for a more recent burial, then you will probably need to contact South Stoneham Cemetery.

South Stoneham Cemetery – is managed by Southampton City Council and is located in Stoneham Cemetery Road, Mansbridge, Southampton SO18 2NF.  Tel 023 8076 6405

North Stoneham

St Nicholas Church on Stoneham Lane (close to Eastleigh)  is within the Parish of North Stoneham and Bassett. For information about the Churchyard and memorials at St Nicolas Church please visit their parish website

Helpful links

Southampton City Council

Southampton Archives

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

Hampshire Records Office